16 Bible Quotes for Encouraging your Children



Sometimes it can be hard being a kid. If you’re a parent, then you know that sometimes they struggle and that sometimes life isn’t fair. You want to raise them to be strong and capable and kind.

Here are sixteen Bible quotes for encouraging your children so that you can help them be everything that God created them to be.

Study these 16 Bible quotes for encouraging your children and have faith that God will give you the words to provide the encouragement they need.

bible verses encouraging children

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The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
- Proverbs 28:1
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You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
- Matthew 5:13-16
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Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other, as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
- Colossians 3:12-14
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And you will feel secure, because there is hope, you will look around and take your rest in security. You will lie down, and none will make you afraid.
- Job 11:18-19
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But we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
- Romans 5:3-5
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But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.
- Luke 18:16
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A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
- Proverbs 17:22
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The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs
- Romans 8:16-17
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You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,
- 2 Timothy 2:1
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Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
- Psalm 42:11
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Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
- 1 Corinthians 13:7-8
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casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
- 1 Peter 5:7
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In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
- Proverbs 3:6
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fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
- Isaiah 41:10
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I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
- Philippians 4:13
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Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you."
- Deuteronomy 31:6
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Total Quotes Found: 16

 

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Acquainted with the Word – 2 Timothy 3

The Apostle Paul must have been proud of Timothy.  He encouraged him and exhorted him, but knew his upbringing helped him be the man he was that day…a man of God.  Paul told him that “from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15).  When you’re in the Word of God a lot, a lot of the Word of God gets into you, and so it did Timothy.

Let Them Come – Mark 10

Some people are not a fan of being around children, and let’s be honest, they can be very demanding and annoying at times, but let’s look at how Jesus regarded children.  Saint Mark wrote that “when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:14).  One thing about children is their teach-ability, their genuine humility, and their quick submission. That’s why we need to become like children.

The Profitable Word – 2 Timothy 3

The deepest well of truth abides in the Word of God.  The Word cuts us like a knife, but it cuts in order to heal, but also to equip us.  Paul states that “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17). The Word of God teaches us, reproves us, corrects us, trains us, and equips us, so that we can become competent men and women of God.

Training a Child – Proverbs 22

When we get a job, we usually have a training session or training period, but the best training for our children is not from a human employer, but from God Himself, and the fact is that we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).  This does not say they will not depart from the faith; it does say, train them up in the way that they should go.  The “going there” is up to them.  The training up is on our part.

A Lighted Path – Psalm 119

Getting out of bed, my little toe’s found the corner of a nightstand more than once.  The problem is, there isn’t enough light for me to see it.  If I had a night light near the floor, maybe it wouldn’t happen because I’d see the table leg, and even in the darkest of times, God’s “word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105). God’s Word will illuminate you and your children’s path in life, even in the darkest of nights.

Encouraging One Another

We ought to be encouraging one another, praying for one another, and loving one another, and how much more so with our own children or grandchildren.  They need our encouragement in a world full of negativity.  Today, give your children and grandchildren a strong dose of encouragement.

It’s not easy being a kid, and it’s not easy being a parent. May these verses bring encouragement to kids and parents alike!

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